The slow cooker saved me again. I was short on time and promised the family spaghetti, so I decided on this Slow Cooker Italian Spaghetti Sauce Recipe. There is not much prep time outside of browning the burger and Italian sausage so I was able to put it together rather quickly. This is a simple recipe that is very mildly seasoned depending on the type, or recipe, of Italian sausage you are using. The slow cooker does an excellent job of blending in the flavors because of the long cooking time. If things start to get ahead of you and you don’t get it on right away in the morning; just kick the slow cooker on high to finish it off. Enjoy
1 pound ground beef’
1 pound bulk Italian Sausage
1 can crushed Tomatoes-undrained (28 ounces)
1 medium green pepper (chopped)
1 cup finely chopped carrots
1 cup water
1 can tomato sauce (8 ounces)
1 can tomato paste (6 ounces)
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
6 cloves of garlic (sliced)
1 medium onion (chopped)
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1/4 Teaspoon pepper
Parmesan cheese for garnish (optional)
1. In a large fry pan combine the burger and bulk Italian Sausage. Cook over medium heat until no longer pink-then place in the slow cooker.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir to combine.
3. Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or till green pepper and onions are tender.
Serve over hot spaghetti and garnish with Parmesan cheese